[10/09/09 - 01:34 PM]
Primetime Mma Fight Card Announced for "Cbs/Strikeforce/M-1 Global Saturday Night Fights" Saturday, NoV. 7 on the CBS Television Network
The card includes Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko vs. Brett "The Grim" Rogers and Jake Shields vs. Jason "Mayhem" Miller.

[via press release from CBS]


Fedor Emelianenko, the #1 Ranked MMA Heavyweight in the World, To Be Seen for the First Time by a Broadcast Television Audience, Squares Off Against Undefeated American Brett Rogers

Middleweights Jake Shields and Jason "Mayhem" Miller Battle for the Recently Vacated Strikeforce Middleweight Title; Gegard Mousasi and Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum Will Also Appear on the Four-Fight Primetime Card

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 � CBS, Strikeforce, M-1 Global today officially announced the fight card for mixed martial arts' (MMA) return to primetime with CBS/ STRIKEFORCE/M-1 GLOBAL SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS, Saturday, Nov. 7 (9:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

"We're looking forward to delivering an explosive night of world class MMA action on CBS," said Scott Coker, Founder and CEO of Strikeforce. "We have the world's # 1 fighter, Fedor, making his network primetime debut against an undefeated powerhouse in Brett Rogers and, with the stars lined up for the remainder of the card, it is bound to be an exciting night of television."

The following four primetime matchups are confirmed for CBS/ STRIKEFORCE/ M-1 GLOBAL SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS on Saturday, Nov. 7:

* Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko vs. Brett "The Grim" Rogers

* Jake Shields vs. Jason "Mayhem" Miller (Middleweight Title Fight)

* Gegard "The Dreamcatcher" Mousasi vs. Rameau Thierry "The African Assassin" Sokoudjo

* Fabricio "Vai Cavalo" Werdum vs. Antonio "Big Foot" Silva

(All bouts are pending approval by the Illinois Athletic Commission.)


Simply referred to as "Fedor" by fans around the world, the 6-foot, 235-pound Russian is one of the most dominant fighters in the sport. A master of the Russian military combat system, Sambo, he boasts a record of 30 wins, one loss, no draws with 16 wins by submission, seven knockouts and seven decisions. His opponent, undefeated American, 28-year-old Brett Rogers (10-0) stands 6-feet, 5-inches tall, weighs 265 pounds and brings two of the heaviest hands in the sport to the cage. Both Fedor and Rogers' last victories came against former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski.


In the night's middleweight title fight (185 pounds), Jake Shields (23-4-1) squares off against Jason "Mayhem" Miller (22-6). Shields, widely considered one of the best fighters in the world, brings an impressive 12-fight win streak to the cage, six of his last seven coming by way of first round submission. Most recently, he defeated world-ranked middleweight "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler in his Strikeforce debut on June 6. His opponent, Miller, a fellow submission expert, is one of MMA's most exciting fighters. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai specialist is the host of MTV's reality series "Bully Beatdown" and trains with two of the sport's most recognizable fighters, Randy "The Natural" Couture and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. He currently has 13 submission victories on his resume.


Gegard Mousasi and Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou will face one another in the night's light heavyweight (205 pounds) bout. Mousasi (26-2-1) of Leiden, Netherlands, recently scored his 13th consecutive victory on August 15, 2009 by winning his US debut and the Strikeforce light heavyweight title in a first round victory over defending champion Renato "Babalu" Sobral on SHOWTIME�. Sokoudjou (7-4), known to his fans as "The African Assassin," has scored six of his seven wins by knockouts and brings an impressive striking game to the cage.


Fabricio �Vai Cavalo� Werdum will face Antonio �Junior� Silva in a matchup of two promising Brazilian heavyweights. Werdum is a two-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion and a submission expert while Silva has nine KOs in his 13 victories. Werdum, a former PRIDE and UFC standout, is coming off an impressive first round submission victory in his Strikeforce debut on Aug. 15 over veteran Mike Kyle. Silva, a fellow 6-foot-4 Brazilian, will be making his Strikeforce debut after compiling a remarkable 13-1 record since he turned pro in 2005.

SHOWTIME Sports will produce the four-fight event with host Gus Johnson calling the action and MMA legend Frank Shamrock and Mauro Ranallo serving as color analysts. The executive producer is David Dinkins, Jr.


STRIKEFORCE (www.strikeforce.com) is a world-class mixed martial arts cage fight promotion which, on Friday, March 10, 2006, made history with its �Shamrock vs. Gracie� event, the first sanctioned mixed martial arts fight card in California state history. The star-studded extravaganza, which pitted legendary champion Frank Shamrock against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Cesar Gracie at San Jose's HP Pavilion, played host to a sold out record crowd of 18,265. Since 1995, STRIKEFORCE has been the exclusive provider of martial arts programming for ESPN and, after 12 years of success as a leading, world championship kickboxing promotion, the company unveiled its mixed martial arts series with �Shamrock vs. Gracie.� In May 2008, West Coast Productions, the parent company of STRIKEFORCE, partnered with Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment (SVS&E), an entity created in 2000 to oversee all business operation aspects of the San Jose Sharks and HP Pavilion at San Jose.

About M-1 Global

M-1 Global (www.m-1global.com) has been one of the leading Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organizations in the world for over a decade. M-1 has promoted over 150 shows worldwide since 1995. Billed as the "World Cup of Mixed Martial Arts," the M-1 Challenge is a full season of MMA events that showcases some of the best up and coming MMA fighters in the world. Broadcast to over 90 countries around the world, including HDNet in the United States, the M-1 Challenge pits teams of five fighters representing their respective countries against each other for international bragging rights and the title of M-1 Challenge Champions. Fighters who succeed on the M-1 Challenge's international breeding ground will earn the opportunity to participate in major MMA events presented by M-1 Global and their promotional partners such as STRIKEFORCE.

  [october 2009]  

(series past and present)
(series in development)
(tv movies and mini-series)

[10/13/15 - 11:28 AM]
Video: WGN America Unveils Provocative First Trailer for the Highly Anticipated New Drama "Outsiders"
David Morse, Thomas M. Wright and Ryan Hurst co-star in the series, premiering in early 2016.

[10/13/15 - 11:27 AM]
DIY Network Premieres "Miami Flip" on October 21
In the series, licensed contractor and fearless renovator Carolina Sullivan showcases her keen eye for buying low and selling high as she and her team gut outdated Miami properties and renovate them into gorgeous modern homes to sell.

[10/13/15 - 11:22 AM]
Hallmark Channel Reaps Top Ratings with Premiere of Latest Original Movie, "Harvest Moon"
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, October 10.

[10/13/15 - 11:08 AM]
ABC Television Network Gives Hit New Drama Series "Quantico" a Full Season Order
Season to date, "Quantico" ranks as Sunday's No. 1 scripted broadcast show in Adults 18-49, improving the 10 o'clock hour for ABC by 44%.

[10/13/15 - 10:41 AM]
Starz Shocks Fans with a Surprise Screening of "Ash vs Evil Dead" at New York Comic-Con 2015
Nearly 2,400 fans were treated to the surprise screening at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

[10/13/15 - 10:26 AM]
FX to Air Special Halloween Marathon of the Hit FOX Show "Scream Queens"
Spend Halloween night with FX, catching up on the first six episodes of the new FOX horror comedy.

[10/13/15 - 09:59 AM]
Donald Trump to Host "SNL" on Nov. 7 with Musical Guest Sia
Trump previously hosted "SNL" on April 3, 2004.

[10/13/15 - 09:08 AM]
H.R. Pufnstuf Returns to Kids TV for First Time in Over 45 Years in Sid & Marty Krofft's Preschool Hit "Mutt & Stuff" on Nickelodeon
Featuring H.R. Pufnstuf, Cling and Clang, Freddy the Flute and the Rescue Racer, the special is part of an additional 20 episode order that Nickelodeon has greenlit, bringing the total to 40 for "Mutt & Stuff's" first season.

[10/13/15 - 08:34 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Stays on Top with "Voice," "Blindspot"
Both series hold even with last week among adults 18-49.

[10/13/15 - 08:25 AM]
History Explores the Theory That Adolf Hitler Successfully Escaped from the Bunker in the New Series "Hunting Hitler"
The eight-part series launches premieres Tuesday, November 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/13/15 - 07:00 AM]
Musical Performers Announced for "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show," Airing Dec. 8
Eight-time Grammy Award(R)-winning artist Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Grammy Award(R)-nominated "The Weeknd" will perform on the annual CBS event.

[10/13/15 - 06:56 AM]
"Castro: The World's Most Watched Man" Debuts Thursday, October 22 at 10/9c on American Heroes Channel (AHC)
The one-hour documentary looks at the life of Fidel Castro through the eyes of the spies who have observed him for over a half-century.

[10/13/15 - 06:47 AM]
Sundance TV Celebrates the 35th Anniversay of The Shining with Stephen King Thriller Week Beginning on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 8:00pm ET/PT
Said stunt is timed with the highly anticipated season two premiere of SundanceTV's International Emmy(R) and Peabody Award-winning French drama, "The Returned."

[10/13/15 - 06:00 AM]
Oprah Returns to the "Dr. Phil" Stage for a Rare Interview and to Preview Her New Television Event
They recall unforgettable times from their over 20-year friendship and working relationship, as well as Oprah's life today running her OWN cable network.

[10/13/15 - 03:06 AM]
FOX Sports Adds Eight Live Bundesliga Matches to FOX Broadcast Schedule in 2016
FOX Sports is adding eight live Bundesliga games on the FOX broadcast network on Saturdays in 2016 from January 30 to the season's final day on May 14.